At first, the camel burger that restaurateur Jamal Hashi spent months trying to perfect didn't sell well. By choosing a different cut of meat, however, he discovered the potential for the burger. Tom Baker for NPR hide caption toggle caption Tom Baker for NPR The Salt The Long, Slow Trek To Get Americans To Eat Camel Meat February 2, 2017 In Somalia, camels are prized for their nutritious milk and meat. In Australia, they're environmental pests. So more Somali-American chefs are offering meat sourced from the outback on their menus.